Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Swag Bucks Codes on the Blog until 3:00 CST


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog 10am post to pick a couple of codes worth 3 swagbucks each until 3:00pm CST.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  You will get 30 swagbucks just for signing up and it only takes 450 for a $5 Amazon gift card!  This is the easiest way to earn in my opinion!  All these swagbucks add up!

Free Sample of Shield Immunity Defense Booster


You can request a free sample of Shield Immunity Defense Booster.  Head over and "like" Shield Immunity Defense Booster on Facebook then fill out the form to request your free sample.

While on Facebook please head over and "like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Sweepstakes of the Day - Herbal Essences Lock In Your Look


Enter the Herbal Essences Lock In Your Look Sweepstakes for a chance to win the $500 Visa Gift Card grand prize and hundreds of instant win prizes including Starbucks and Target gift cards.  You can enter once a day through 6/30/11.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Last Chance to Enter Food Should Taste Good Giveaway

Get your entries in to win 5 Bags of Food Should Taste Good All Natural Tortilla Chips.  Winner's choice of flavors.  Giveaway ends tonight!

Chips Ahoy Giveaway on Facebook Today at 11am CST


Chips Ahoy is giving away 5,000 samples a day from June 6th to June 9th of their new Chewy Gooey Cookies.  Head over and "like" Chip Ahoy on Facebook then watch their wall for a status update with the giveaway link.  If you miss out today you'll have one more chance tomorrow.

While on Facebook please head over and "like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

50% Off at Burger Time Speedy Taco

DSM Daily
Today's deal from DSM Daily will get you $20 worth of burgers, tacos and pizza from Burger Time Speedy Taco in Clive for only $10.  I remember when I first heard about this place I wasn't sure, but then I tried a taco and it was really good!  I haven't been there since they added the Hearthstone Pizza, so I'm not sure about that.  Have you been there?  It looks like you can use this deal on carry out which is nice.  Deal expires 9/30/11.  If you are new to DSM Daily you can sign up to start receiving daily deals. 

This week DSM Daily is having a referral contest.  Once you sign up you can share your referral link with your friends.  Each referral is an entry for a daily chance to win a $100 Kum & Go gift card.

$30 Worth of Gifts for Only $10 on Eversave

You can get $30 worth of products and Father's Day gift ideas for only $10 today on Eversave.  Today's voucher can be used at L. Shanale's where you'll find gift ideas for any occasion.  I love that the save today includes free shipping.  The promotional value doesn't expire until 5/31/12, so you have a lot of time to use this deal.  Eversave's new member credit is currently $3 so if you are a first time buyer you can get this Save for just $7!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Chili's B1G1 Free Burger Coupon


When you join the Chili's email club Chili's will send you a coupon to buy one burger get one burger free.

Hy-Vee Deals June 7-13


Here are my favorite deals I see at Hy-Vee this week from the advertised prices good through next Monday.  Please keep in mind I only share my favorite deals from the printed and online ads and not the entire weekly ad.

Kiwi Fruit 4 for $1

Vidalia Onion $0.58 lb.

Hy-Vee Yogurt $0.40

Hy-Vee Butter l lb. $1.99 (with in-ad coupon)

Hy-Vee Cheese Singles $0.99 (with in-ad coupon)

Hy-Vee Natural Chunk Cheese $1.77

Purchase any 4 Dannon Multi-Pack Yogurt Receive 1 gal. Milk Free (with in-ad coupon - stack with $1/1 Dannon Danimals Product 6/5/11 SS Insert)

C&H Sugar $1.49 (with in-ad coupon - stack with $0.50/1 C&H Sugar Product)

General Mills Cereals select varieties 3 for $5 ($1.67 each with in-ad coupon - stack with $0.50 off Original Cheerios cereal or $1/2 General Mills Cereals 5/15/11 SS Insert or $1/3 General Mills Cereal 5/1/11 SS Insert, other coupons available)

Hy-Vee Instant Oatmeal $1.50

Hy-Vee Pancake Syrup $1.68

Starkist Chunk Light Tuna 2 for $1 (with in-ad coupon)

Hy-Vee Pasta $0.88

Hy-Vee Sliced Peaches or Fruit Cocktail $0.77

Hy-Vee Tortilla Chips $1.25

Pepsi Products 24 packs 2 for $10 (with in-ad coupon)

Palermo's Primo Thin Pizza $4.00 (Save $1.00/1 Palermo's)

Breyers Ice Cream $1.00 off (with in-ad coupon)

New Belgium 12 pack bottles $13.99

What's on your list for the week?  See any good deals I missed?

Fareway Deals June 7-13


Here are my favorite deals I see at Fareway this week from the advertised prices good through next Monday. Please keep in mind I only share my favorite deals so be sure to check out the weekly ad for everything else on sale this week.

Dole Classic Iceburg or Classic Cole Slaw $0.88

Vidalia Onions $0.59 lb.

Dole Celery $0.88 lg. stalk

Green Onions 3 for $1

Cantaloupe $1.48

AE Lemonade $0.99

Fastco Cottage Cheese 24 oz. $0.99

Charcoal Steaks $2.99 lb.

Spring Hill Sliced Bacon $2.79 lb.

Delightful Farms Boneless Chicken Breasts 3 lb. bag $4.99

Sunbelt Granola Bars or Fruit & Grain Bars $1.67

Hi-C Fruit Drinks 10 ct. $0.99

Fastco Kettle Chips $1.50

Fastco Whipped Topping $0.88

Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream $2.97

Corona or Corona Light 12 pack $11.99

What's on your list this week?  Let me know if you see any deals I missed.

Dahl's Deals June 7-13


Here are my favorite deals I see at Dahl's from the advertised prices good through next Monday:

Cantaloupe $1.48

AE Yogurt $0.50

Powerade $0.69

What is on your Dahl's list this week?  See any good deals I missed?

Swag Bucks Codes on the Blog until 6:00 CST


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog 1pm post to pick a couple of codes worth 3 swagbucks each until 4:00pm CST.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  You will get 30 swagbucks just for signing up and it only takes 450 for a $5 Amazon gift card!  This is the easiest way to earn in my opinion!  All these swagbucks add up!

Frugal Tuesday Tip ~ Week 20 ~ Link Up Your Frugal Tips!


What is the Frugal Tuesday Tip?
The Frugal Tuesday Tip is a linky blog hop, dedicated to encouraging the frugal lifestyle. It is hosted by:
Anyone with a frugal tip can share. Just post a frugal tip on your own blog, then come here to add your post (the permalink) with the linky tool. The topic of frugality is pretty wide. We only ask that you keep everything Rated G.
Your post will appear on all of our blogs! You can also share some internet love with our Frugal Tuesday Tip button. Just copy and paste the code below the button and add the button anywhere in your post in the html view. You could also put a “text” widget (WordPress) or an HTML gadget (Blogspot) in your sidebar. Thank you for spreading the word!
Everyone can follow the submitted links and find new ways to embrace the frugal life. Not a blogger? No big deal! Just leave your frugal tip in the comment section.
Confessions of a Frugal Mind


Save $1.00/1 Lysol Cleaner Facebook Coupon


Head over and "like" Lysol on Facebook to be able to print this high value Save $1.00 off any one Lysol All Purpose Cleaner Triggers or Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaners.

(Thanks Common Sense with Money!)

Free Charmin Extender Toilet Paper Holder

You can request a free Charmin Extender Toilet Paper Holder.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Save 10 Cents per Gallon at Kum & Go Coupon

Kum & Go is offering an awesome coupon to their Facebook fans!  To celebrate them reaching 10,000 likes they are offering a coupon to save 10 cents per gallon of gas when you fill up between today and 6/15.  Head over and "like" Kum & Go on Facebook then print the coupon. If you use this on Sunday you could also get a free paper w/ coupons too!

While on Facebook please head over and "like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

Sweepstakes of the Day - Escape to the Set


You can enter the In Plain Sight Escape to the Set Sweepstakes from USA Network for a chance to win a trip for two to New Mexico and a visit to the set of In Plain Sight plus some spending money.  You can enter once a day through August 13, 2011.  I honestly don't watch a lot of television, but I really like this show!  We don't have DVR, so I have to put a reminder on my calendar to watch it!  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Free Sample of Prilosec OTC

Prilosec OTC

You can request a free sample of Prilosec OTC heartburn medication.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

50% Off Cheesecake Bites on DSM Daily

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Today's DSM Daily deal gives you a dozen assorted cheesecake bites for $9 from Unc's Cheesecakes.  These would make a sweet treat for a get together or celebration.  With this purchase you will also get $5 to use toward a future purchase on anything form Unc's Cheesecakes.  I like that DSM Daily sometimes gives you that added bonus.  If you are new to DSM Daily you can sign up to start receiving daily deals. 

This week DSM Daily is having a referral contest.  Once you sign up you can share your referral link with your friends.  Each referral is an entry for a daily chance to win a $100 Kum & Go gift card.

Frugal Tuesday Tip - Other People's Junk


Equals my husband's treasure!  Here comes another one of my confessions - my husband is a junker.  Several nights during the spring and summer you will find him out combing the streets in search of a great find.  He picked up a Cozy Coupe this Spring and no it's not in fab condition, but believe me my kids could care less.  They've been having a great time with it.  And when our family is done with it the Cozy Coupe will probably go back out on our curb for another family to find and enjoy.

Here are a few of Jim's Tips for Junking:
  • Visit city website to find out when spring cleaning weekends are taking place
  • Plan your route - driving around town isn't exactly being green, so be sure you have an idea of what areas you want to hit and try to avoid backtracking.
  • Take a friend - it helps to have another set of eyes to spot items and you also might need some help picking something up
  • Be prepared to haul - a pick up or trailer is definitely helpful for junking, but Jim is seeing an increase in the number of sedans, etc. that are out junking.  If you have an idea of what you are searching for make sure you can actually haul it.
  • Be selective - if you're not going to use it or know somebody that will leave it for somebody else to pick up!
Some of his finds are pictured above.  This has also been a great way to get tomato cages for the garden, trash cans that work great for yard waste and his latest score was about fifteen 18-gallon plastic totes.

Monday, June 6, 2011

2 Years of Fitness Magazine for $7 (or 2!)


**Posting this again since this deal ends tonight.  If you are new to Plum district and follow the instructions below you can get 2 years of Fitness Magazine for only $2!**

Today on Plum District you can get a 2-year subscription to Fitness Magazine for $7 (a $12 value).   Offer expires 6/4/12.  If you are new to Plum District and would like to get $5 to use toward this purchase send me an email to JulsB20@aol.com and I will send you a personal invitation to Plum District so that you can receive $5 in Plum Dollars to use toward your first deal if done in the next 7 days.  That means you could pick up today's deal for only $2!

Plum District is a deal site that offers a new deal every day.  Des Moines is not a current deal location, but we can get in on national deals like this one.  You can sign up to start receiving deals HERE.

Free Sample of Parents Choice Wipes

You can request a free sample of Parent's Choice Wipes courtesy of Walmart.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!


(Thanks MojoSavings!)

Chips Ahoy Facebook Giveaway


Chips Ahoy is giving away 5,000 samples a day from June 6th to June 9th of their new Chewy Gooey Cookies.  Head over and "like" Chip Ahoy on Facebook then watch their wall for a status update with the giveaway link.  The next giveaway will take place tomorrow, June 7th at 11am CST.

While on Facebook please head over and "like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind!

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

(Thanks Combat Clippers!)

Free Song Downloads from Food Should Taste Good


Food Should Taste Good has partnered with Vanguard Records and Sugar Hill Records to offer free music all summer long.  Check the Food Should Taste Good Facebook page every Monday for the new song download for the week.  This week you can download a song called One By One by Daphne Willis.

Check out more ways to get free music!

Disney Movie Rewards - New 5 Point Code

There is a new code worth 5 free Disney Movie Rewards points!  
Just go HERE to login or sign up and enter code Y7ZE67KL2G.

If you purchase any type of Disney movies on DVD or go to Disney movies in the theatre you should join Disney Movie Rewards.  You can collect the codes from the movies, enter them on your account then redeem for free Disney items.  I've gotten several free Disney DVDs with my points.

(Thanks Couponing to Disney!)

Swag Bucks Codes on the Blog until 4:00 CST


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog 1pm post to pick a couple of codes worth 3 swagbucks each until 4:00pm CST.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  You will get 30 swagbucks just for signing up and it only takes 450 for a $5 Amazon gift card!  This is the easiest way to earn in my opinion!  All these swagbucks add up!

Sweepstakes of the Day - Caribou Stay Awake For It


By signing up to receive emails from Caribou Coffee you'll be entered in their Stay Awake For It Sweepstakes.  Each week you’ll get an email offering prizes in addition to deals from Caribou. Once you're signed up you'll be eligible for each week's prize.  Entry period ends August 14, 2011.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

70% Off Restaurant.com Gift Certificates

Restaurant.com Weekly Promo Banner 120x90

Now through Wednesday you can get gift certificates at Restaurant.com for 70% off.  That means you can pick up a $25 gift certificate for only $3.  

Some Des Moines area resturants you'll find on there include Gino's, Felix & Oscars, Dos Rios, Christophers and many more.  Be sure to read the stipulations for each deal as they might be a little different.  Be sure to enter code DINNER at checkout to get the discount.  This code is valid through 6/8.

New Quiznos Coupons


Quiznos is celebrating it's 30th Anniversary by offering 4 new coupons.  You can get the following:

*Free Chip or Cookie and Regular Fountain Drink
*Free Sub or Regular Salad
*2 Meals For $9.99
*$1 Off Regular Sub or $2 Off Large Sub


Print here.  Coupons will expire one week from printing.  These will only be available for a limited time!

Free Sample of Slimstix


You can request a free sample of Slimstix sugar free drink mix.  This looks like a perfect freebie for summer.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

50% Off Urbandale Parks & Rec Summer Fun Pass

The DSM Daily deal is kind of cool today.  You can use the deal to register for $50 worth of summer classes and activities through Urbandale Parks & Recreation.  Check out the deal details to see a list of activities available to register for.  This includes pool passes.  Anyone in the metro can take advantage of this deal, but if you do it you must register for all the activities at one time and register for programs over the phone.

If you are new to DSM Daily you can sign up to start receiving daily deals.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Weekly Menu Plan - June 5-11

Here is what my family is planning to have for meals this week:

§ BBQ Chicken & Pasta Salad
§ Grilled Hot Dogs & Fries
§ Grilled Steaks & Potato and Onion Packets on the grill
Our anniversary is this week and we are using a Living Social deal when we go out for that.  We usually leave a little room in the meal plan for leftovers once or twice during the week.
If you need some more ideas check out the many blogs that participate in Menu Plan Monday over at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

What's for dinner at your house this week?

Free MP3 Download of Pumped Up Kicks


Right now you can get a free download of Foster the People's Pumped Up Kicks Remix from thedownplayer.com.  I love this song and had already bought the original version, but it was fun to get this remix too!  If Taylor Swift is more your thing you can also find a cover she did of Mumford & Son's on there too.

Check out more ways to get free music!

My Weekly Walgreens Trip

I spent the day with the kids at Adventureland, but before we headed out to Altoona we made a stop at our local Walgreens to take advantage of some of the deals.  I haven't posted a trip in a little while, but I still shop at Walgreens weekly and it is definitely one of my favorite places to find deals.  I love that my favorite store keeps a table with the items you can for free after register rewards out so that is the first place I head to.  My store also had lots of the SoBe Lifewater available, so that was nice to see.

1st Transaction:
Omega Smart Super Critical Ultimate Fish Oils 30ct. $10
Used:  Save $2.00/1 Omega Smart Fish Oils
Got: $10 RR
Final Price:  Free after RR's plus a $2 moneymaker!

SoBe Lifewater $0.99
Got: $0.99 RR
Final Price:  Free after RR's

Reach Total Care Toothbrushes 2 for $5
Used:  2 - Save $1.00/1 Reach Total Care Toothbrush from previous Walgreens trip
Got:  $3 RR plus $1 RR monthly RR
Final Price:  Free plus $1 moneymaker!

Pampers Jumbo Pack Diapers $8.99
Used: $5 off any Pampers from previous Walgreens deal
Got:  $1 RR
Final Price:  $2.99

Used: $10 RR from last week's Calcium Supplement deal
Total for Transaction:  $7.48 & got back $15.99 in RR's!


2nd Transaction:
SoBe Lifewater $0.99
Got: $0.99 RR
Final Price:  Free after RR's

Comet $0.50 with in-ad coupon

Used: $0.99 RR from last week's IcyHot RR deal
Total for transaction: $0.59 & got back $0.99 in RR's!


Free Sample of Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo


You can request a free sample of Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff Shampoo from Target's sample spot.

Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

(Thanks MojoSavings!)

Reminder - Giveaways Ending This Week

I have two giveaways currently running right now I would love for you to take a moment to enter.  They are both ending this week!


You can enter to win 5 Bags of Food Should Taste Good All Natural Tortilla Chips - winner's choice of flavors.  These chips are sooo good!


You can also enter to win this Oshi Kiddie Mat from Gaggle of Chicks (retail value $50!)

Sweepstakes of the Day - DIY Sweat Equity Challenge

Enter the DIY Network Sweat Equity Challenge Sweepstakes for a chance to win $75,000 plus the chance to win weekly prizes.  You can enter this once a day until June 10, 2011.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Swag Bucks Code on the Blog until 7:00 CST


Head over to the Swag Bucks blog and read the 2pm blog post to grab a code worth 7 swagbucks until 7:00pm CST.

If you are new to Swag Bucks you can join HERE.  You will get 30 swagbucks just for signing up and it only takes 450 for a $5 Amazon gift card! This is the easiest way to earn in my opinion!

Free Rental from Blockbuster Express

You can get a free rental from Blockbuster Express with the code 22JMEB4.  Code is valid through 6/8/11.  Find a kiosk location near you.

Free 22 Song iTunes Download from Urban Outfitters


You can download 22 tracks free on iTunes from Urban Outfitters.  This playlist includes a song from the Smith Westerns and one from Arcade Fire.

Check out more ways to get free music!

Sweepstakes of the Day - Gleek Out with Ritz


Enter the Gleek Out with Ritz Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for 2 to meet Glee cast members in LA.  Head over and "like" Ritz on Facebook then click on the "Gleek Out" tab to enter.  You can enter once a day through September 5, 2011.  Good luck and let me know if you win!

Love to enter sweepstakes - find more sweeps here!

2 Years of Fitness Magazine for $7 (or less!)


Today on Plum District you can get a 2-year subscription to Fitness Magazine for $7 (a $12 value).   Offer expires 6/4/12.  If you are new to Plum District and would like to get $5 to use toward this purchase send me an email to JulsB20@aol.com and I will send you a personal invitation to Plum District so that you can receive $5 in Plum Dollars to use toward your first deal if done in the next 7 days.  That means you could pick up today's deal for only $2!

Plum District is a deal site that offers a new deal every day.  Des Moines is not a current deal location, but we can get in on national deals like this one.  You can sign up to start receiving deals HERE.

Disney Movie Rewards - New 10 Point Code

There is a new code worth 10 free Disney Movie Rewards points!  
Just go HERE to login or sign up and enter code BELIEVE.

If you purchase any type of Disney movies on DVD or go to Disney movies in the theatre you should join Disney Movie Rewards.  You can collect the codes from the movies, enter them on your account then redeem for free Disney items.  I've gotten several free Disney DVDs with my points.

(Thanks Pirates of the Supermarket!)

New Nestle Crunch Printable Coupons

My favorite coupons might be for ice cream, but chocolate definitely comes in at a close second.  Right now on Coupons.com you can print:
  • Save $0.35 off 1 Nestle Crunch Single Bar
  • Buy 2 Get 1 Free Nestle Crunch Single Bar
I would love to see these go on sale at Walgreens for $0.39 in the next month!  ***Update - these are going on sale the week of 6/12*** Yeah!!

What I Earned in 2011 - Week 22


One of my goals for the year is to keep track of all the extra money I make from reading emails, taking surveys and collecting Swag Bucks.  Now I know this will not seem like much, but keep in mind the little things really do add up over the course of a year and $5 or $10 here and there can pay for some of the fun stuff. 

Here's what I earned this past week: 

$5.00 Amazon e-gift card from Swag Bucks ($125 for the year so far!)

Total for 2011: $ 525.56


Did you earn any extra "fun money" this week?  How did you do it?

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What I Earned in 2011 - Week 20
What I Earned in 2011 - Week 21

Free Trial Pair of Bausch & Lomb Contact Lenses

You can get a free trial pair of Bausch & Lomb - PureVision2 HD contact lenses.  Fill out the form, then print and take to your eye care professional at your next appointment or visit.